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Forthcoming meetings

Below are some forthcoming meetings that may be of interest to IGS members.

Please send announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion on this page to us at our usual contact details.

Items marked ** are IGS sponsored
Items marked * are IGS co-sponsored

8–11 May 2017

Minisymposium MS3.5: X-ray Micro-tomography of Snow and Porous Ice Media
to be held at the 9th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting

Rotterdam, Netherlands

See meeting website

9–13 May 2017

Past Global Changes (PAGES) Open Science Meeting (OSM)

Zaragova, Spain

See meeting website

15 May–2 June 2017

Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway–Canada–USA collaboration

Svalbard and Tromsø, Norway

Organized by UiT - the Arctic University of Norway
See summer school website

22–25 May 2017

International Conference on High Latitude Dust 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

See conference website

22–26 May 2017

Úa user meeting and course for new users

Cambridge, UK

Contact Hilmar Gudmundsson <>

22–26 May 2017

5th International Conference of the IASC thematic network ‘Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal (PAST) Gateways’

Kristineberg Research Station, Gullmmarsfjord, Sweden

See conference website

23–25 May 2017

Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) Annual Meeting

Modeling Permafrost: a new software toolbox to explore frozen grounds
Hands-on Permafrost Modeling Clinic

Boulder, Colorado, USA

See meeting website

28–31 May 2017

Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Scientific Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

See meeting website

28 May–1 June 2017

Joint UK–Russia Workshop: Climate Change Impacts on Surface Water and Groundwater Hydrology in Cold Regions

Yakutsk, Russia

See workshop website
Contact Liudmila Lebedeva <>

4–8 June 2017

Permafrost conference – Earth's Cryosphere: Past, Present and Future

Pushchino, Russia

See conference website

6–8 June 2017

74nd Eastern Snow Conference

Ottawa, Canada

See conference website

19–22 June 2017

Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes: 31st FRISP workshop

Bergen, Norway

See workshop website

22 June 2017

Workshop on X-ray micro-tomography of porous ice media

Trondheim, Norway

Download flyer

11–17 June 2017

2017 Glacial Seismology Training School

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Antarctica Network (ANET) component of the Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) project, by the Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR) through the Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) program, by the International Glaciological Society (IGS), and by the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

See school website

26–29 June 2017

International conference Snow cover, atmospheric precipitation, aerosols: climate and ecology

Irkutsk, Russian Federation

See conference website

2–6 July 2017

2nd Asian Conference on Permafrost

Sapporo, Japan

See conference website

7–9 July 2017

International youth scientific and practical conference: Innovations in Geology, Geophysics and Geography

Sevastopol, Russia

See conference website

10–12 July 2017

Third Pole Science Summit: TPE-CSTP-HKT Joint Conference
The Coupled Physical, Chemical, Biological and Social Systems in the Third Pole: Impacts, Feedbacks and Adaptation Pathways

Kunming, China

See conference website

14–19 July 2017

*Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego–Patagonia

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Program is now online on the conference website.

Organised by the GABY-VASA project and co-sponsored by the International Glaciological Society (IGS).

Please note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended by one week until 7th April 2017.

Contact: Christoph Schneidern <>

Links to circular and the conference website

1–2 August 2017

International Workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development

Lanzhou, China

See second circular

1–4 August 2017

Polar HPDC Research Coordination Network computer skills training mornings

Stony Brook, New York, USA

Application form

6–12 August 2017

21st Northern Research Basins (NRB) symposium and workshop: Cold-region hydrology in a non-stationary world

Yakutsk, Russia

See workshop website

14–19 August 2017

**International Symposium on Polar Ice, Polar Climate and Polar Change:

Remote sensing advances in understanding the cryosphere

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Contact: Secretary General, International Glaciological Society

4–8 September 2017

European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017

Session UP2.4: The cryosphere and its interactions with meteorology and the climate system. Convener: Renato R. Colluci

Dublin, Ireland

See conference website

5–7 September 2017

International Workshop on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Elastic Deformation,

Reykjavik, Iceland

See workshop website

6–7 September 2017

**International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Contact: Amber Leeson <>

Links to the Branch Meeting website for registration and abstract submission here.

10–15 September 2017

SCAR/Past Antarctic Ice Sheet (PAIS) conference

Trieste, Italy

See conference website

11–15 September 2017

Geo Hackweek

Five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize geospatial data

Seattle, Washington, USA

See course website

11–12 September 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet stability workshop

Buffalo, New York, USA

See workshop website

11–15 September 2017

Workshop: Multi-scale modelling of sea ice characteristics and behaviour

Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK

See workshop website

12–23 September 2017

Karthaus course: Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

Karthaus, Italy

See summer school website

19–21 September 2017

UK Arctic Science Conference

Oban, UK

See conference website

25–30 September 2017

2.5 ECTS Ice Core Analysis and Techniques (ICAT) PhD school

Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact Helle Astrid Kjær<>
See PhD school website

4–5 October 2017

1st International SCAR–ANTPAS workshop

Varese, Italy
Workshop agenda and General information as PDF

8–11 October 2017

2017 West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop

Camp Casey Conference Center, Washington, USA


9–11 October 2017

Workshop: Improved Satellite Retrievals of Sea-ice Concentration and Sea-ice Thickness for Climate Applications

Hamburg, Germany

Contact Stefan Kern <> or Dirk Notz <>

10–12 October 2017

Finse International Snow Workshop

Finse Alpine Research Center, Norway

See workshop flyer

18–20 October 2017

Polar CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Dynamical Experiment – Arctic and Antarctic domains) meeting

Cambridge, UK

See website

22–25 October 2017

Geological Society of America Fall Meeting

Seattle, Washington, USA

Session T42. Glacier and Ice Sheet Grounding Lines: Contemporary and Past Observations of Grounding Line Processes, Behavior, and Landforms.
Contact Nick Holschuh
Session T179. New Concepts in Glaciation of the Western Cordillera of North America. Contact Jonathan Cripps <>

25–27 October 2017

**International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

Uppsala, Sweden
Contact: Veijo Pohjola <>

3–5 January 2018

QRA Annual Discussion Meeting

Plymouth, UK
See meeting website
Contact: Caroline Clason <>

8–12 January 2018

4th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

Zurich, Switzerland
See conference website
Contact: Thorsten Bartels-Rausch <>

15–18 January 2018

Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5)

Tokyo, Japan
See symposium website

14–19 March 2018

**International Symposium on Cryosphere and Biosphere

Kyoto, Japan

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Professor Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan <>

21–23 March 2018

Taking the Temperature of the Antarctic Continent: Workshop on Antarctic geothermal heat flux

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

First circular as PDF

25–29 March 2018

27th International Polar Conference

Rostock, Germany

Download First Circular

17–27 April 2018

Second Polar Prediction School 2018

Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden

See school website

Early summer 2018

International Symposium on Timescales, Processes and Ice Sheet Changes

Buffalo, NY, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Beáta Csathó, University at Buffalo, NY, USA <>

15–26 June 2018

POLAR2018 – the SCAR and IASC/ASSW Conference

15 - 18 June SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 - 23 June SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference
24 - 26 June SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit

Davos, Switzerland

Contact: Anja Schilling Hoyle, conference manager <>

See conference website

9–11 October 2018

2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Rovaniemi, Finland

See congress website
Contact: CAFF <>

May 2019

**International Symposium on Erosion and Sedimentation

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Neal Iverson <>

24–28 June 2019

**International Symposium on Five Decades of Radioglaciology

Stanford, California, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Dustin Schroeder <>

August 2019

**International Symposium on Sea Ice

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
David Barber <>

Late August/early September​ 2020

**International Symposium on Ice Stream Dynamics

Durham, UK

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Chris Stokes <>

September 2021

**International International Symposium on Southern Hemisphere Glaciers under Pressure: subglacial lakes, subaquatic environments, calving glaciers and climate

Valdivia, Chile

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Andrés Rivera, Centro de Estudios Cientificos,